Palmer and Ward lead the way again

Organisers of Spalding Cycling Club's invitation event, from left, Megan Kendall, Tilly Gurney, Sophie Wright and Chris Peel.
Organisers of Spalding Cycling Club's invitation event, from left, Megan Kendall, Tilly Gurney, Sophie Wright and Chris Peel.
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Neil Palmer was once again in winning form in the fifth round of Spalding Cycling Club’s 10-mile league.

Palmer clocked 23:41 with Chris Ward second in 23:51 and Under 18 Sam Bentley third in 24:37.

Ed Holliday took a further second off his week-old personal best when finishing fourth overall in 2:15 while the club’s newest member, Mark Hills, finished 18th overall in 28:47 in only his second ever time trial.

In the absence of any of the senior lady club members, it was Under 16 Tilly Gurney who led the females home, equalling her time of 29:58 from the previous week.

Sophie Wright was second Under 16 lady with 35:04. The first three in the Under 16 boys were Jake Norton (27:11), Will Gurney (30:25) and Matt Ellis (30:29).

The race was held in less than favourable conditions, which especially affected the early starters.

Regular guest riders Adam Botterly of Bourne Wheelers and Kayleigh Adams of Spalding Tri Club completed the course in 25:46 and 30:53.

Another guest, Jason Booth of Green Wheel Cycles. recorded 27:31 on his first outing over the course.

The club recently held two Go Ride invitation events which were well supported by local clubs Boston Wheelers, Bourne Wheelers and Fenland Clarion, resulting in around 40 riders aged between 5-16 each time.

The Club’s next Go Ride Invitation event has a Tour de France theme and will take place on June 12.